Wednesday, May 29, 2013


I have a great affinity for odd numbers. For some reason I am convinced that they're good luck. And I really like the number 29, for the obvious fact of it being the date of my birth.
Today I'm 22, and I really can't believe it-- already?!
I will be forever grateful for an entire year of life and new experiences. I am constantly surrounded by love and positivity that guide me and help me to grow. My family always pick me up when I fall, and my friends are the push that I need on both good & bad days.
So here's to another year spent building up to success.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Did it myself: A Budget Friendly Pinboard.

Alright, alright, now y'all already know I spend far too much time on Pinterest--so it was a natural progression for me to move from online pin boards to actual ones.

With the re-doing of my room, I really wanted to have a board above my desk with inspiration as well as important reminders. So I made my way down to Staples to buy myself a cork board, after spending $20 there, I walked past foam board in the dollar store and realised I could probably get the same look, and also the same usage for a lot less.

The board cost me a grand total of $11.10 to make. The majority of which was the fabric-- the gold taffeta I wanted was $12.00/metre.

What you'll need:
  •  2 foam boards
  •  half metre of your chosen fabric
  • can of spray adhesive 
  • 3M Heavy Duty Mounting Squares

5. Mount: I used 3M Heavy Duty Mounting Squares
6.Pin Away!

Monday, May 27, 2013

It's always good to start the week with something that's a little inspirational, wise, and true. That's how I felt about this quote when I stumbled upon it on Pinterest. I think sometimes it's easy to get caught up in what some else is, or appears to be doing. This happens to me whenever I'm reading other amazing bloggers' work--sometimes I get so flustered about us fashion bloggers all talking about the same fashion!
But it's important for me to realise that it really is none of my damn business what anyone else is doing. Period.

Image courtesy of Pinterest.com

Sunday, May 26, 2013

T-Shirt Time!

I couldn't remember where I knew t-shirt time from, so I had to message about 4 people to ask them--and then I thought duh, I must have lost so many brain cells from watching one episode of Jersey Shore that it just wouldn't come back to me.

Back to the point of this post. I'm not really a t-shirt wearing kinda gal-- I am very careful about the ones I wear, because I am of the opinion that my chest is very prime real estate. But I'm trying to open myself up to new horizons, and I have found some t-shirts that I would be proud to wear, so I absolutely must share them with you.

Please expect to see my own versions of these shirts soon, because like hell am I spending $32 + shipping on these beauties!

 The tee's can be found here.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


I have to admit, I am a constant window shopper. Though, last weekend after my trip to IKEA, I went to the mall spend a gift card, and I was so completely overwhelmed by all the things I absolutely loved, that I ended up buying absolutely nothing.
Here are a few things I saw in the mall, as well things I've been fawning over, but too cheap to buy for myself.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

 I just want go give a shoutout to my mother who has helped  mold me into to the person I am now. 
"I wouldn't be me if you hadn't been you."
--As well as every other figure of maternal love and guidance I have had throughout my life, whose influence and inspiration continue to make me better.
 Thank you.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Off the Bookshelf: Lean In

Alright. Lean In--- I found it to be extremely informative. Did I agree with everything Sheryl Sandberg had to say? I wouldn't say so, but I stand by saying that for every women who intends to lead, wants to excel in their careers, and aims to be in a position of power, especially women in my generation, yall need to run on down to your bookstores, or grab this book online.

Now for my opinion. There were some points that she made that I would take with a grain of salt, and I think to an extent she made women come off a little... I don't quite have a word to describe how we came off. I think my interpretation of what she wrote and my disagreement with some of her words definitely falls within generational differences-- when I was six she had already graduated university--so there absolutely would be differences in experience and interpretation.

Her own experiences that she shared, as well the experiences other women shared with her are very far from anything I've experienced in my short 21 years of life, but I understood, felt or have seen the impact of similar situations on women around me.
The bottom line is no one understands the plight of a woman more than another woman. The challenges we still face, that we continue to face, are real. That is the bottom line, and what this book makes painfully clear is that, that bottom line needs to change, and become one that helps and doesn't hamper women's growth and progression.

I've read it, and it's one of those books that I will read again, and you should too.

Via Google

Thursday, May 9, 2013

I read this quote at the end of an article about the Royal Bank fiasco that blew up a few weeks ago. I think it's a good reminder for everyone--not just billion dollar companies-- at how quickly things can fall apart.
Its very easy to get caught up in situations where you make rash judgements without looking at all the factors and all the potential outcomes.
This is something I'll keep in mind, constantly.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Room Reno: Update

I am nearly there! The painting is done, a bed is now in my room. I have also found myself more storage for accessories and clothes. I have in place my television, and now I am just waiting on my trip to IKEA to get myself a desk and a few other odds and ends,as well as some tapestry to complete the room.
I also have a bit more work to do on what I'm calling my "feature wall"--gold polka dots above my desk. I am very happy with how its turned out so far-- it's much lighter and brighter, which helps with my mood a great deal, you just can't help but mellow out a bit when relaxing in here.

Have a look at the photos, what do you think about it so far? Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Art: Sven Fennema

I have come across another amazing photographer, Sven Fennema. This German born artist has taken stunning photos of desolate rooms and buildings all over the world. He manages to capture the charm, beauty and emptiness that becomes an abandoned room.
Somehow the desolation brings out the real character of the room and you are left there only imagining the kind of grandeur those walls have seen. His website features many capsule collections of images of windows, stairways, and even a collection of abandoned churches and other sacred places--images that leave everything to the imagination.


Images Courtesy of SvenFennema.com